VK Saraswat, former chief of Defence and Research Organisation (DRDO) and a member at NITI Ayog, said that Indian scientists have for long adopted the “additive and repetitive” approach while undertaking researches, which are mostly restricted to the basic sciences.
Cisco had committed an investment of USD 100 million in the first phase of CDA, where it has completed about 50 projects, including setting up of 10 innovation labs, three smart city showcases and a cyber-range
"When Manmohan Singh brought some reforms in 1991-92, our GDP was reduced to 1.8. In comparison to that, it's an achievement that even after huge reforms like GST and demonetisation, our GDP didn't face that reduction," Rajiv Kumar said.
With an aim to promote the eco-friendly vehicles, the government had launched the FAME India scheme in 2015 offering incentives on electric and hybrid vehicles of up to Rs 29,000 for bikes and Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. The scheme is currently running in pilot mode.